8/15/10

Mixed media Monday

This weeks challenge theme is: embellish.
I've chosen to embellish a manila file folder. I created this vintage inspired soon-to-be tag holder to hold 6 tags I'm making for a Wizard of Oz tag swap. I added a glittered star with Toto climbing up from behind it on the cover. I made Toto using illustration board that I covered with textured paint and then used a stylis to make the fur on the dog. The white paint is on some of the raised areas of the textured paint. I gave the dog blue eyes~Here is the piece opened up. I numbered each pocket~
I used torn muslin on the seams to give it an even older feel to the piece.
Here is the backside... I adore the "antique" glue that I use, it gives everything a beautiful aged look~
I put so much time on this... to much time... so of course I want full credit!Next weeks theme is: seeing red.... I'm going to work that into the tags I've to make!
If you'd like to join in on the "Wizard of Oz" tag swap... visit Karla over at her blog "Karla's Cottage" and sign up~

21 comments:

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Your tag art is wonderful, Cheryl. Great project for this theme.

Vintage Style Downunder said...

That is sooo cool...love the idea of using the fabric on the 'seams/joins'..just love it! what is the glue u use? sounds great!
thanks for sharing!
jessie
nz

Rosie said...

Cheryl, that is the coolest tag-holder I've ever seen... love the complete vintage package!

http://truutske.blogspot.com/ said...

Beautiful tac creation.
Love this idea.

Fabric Art said...

Oh Cheryl your tag book is wonderful, love everything about it, great work.
Anni

WrightStuff said...

Wow, this is something really special indeed. Love all the different shots of it. It's wonderful.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic tagbook, it looks beautiful.

katrin said...

simply a GORGEOUS tag-book! great old look and texture. :-)

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Wow! This is awesome, Cheryl!

Viv's Visuals said...

Great project.

vintage wil said...

Really beautiful work!!

Amy said...

I love these little albums..I made one once..but halloween themed..yours is super gorgeous'ness!

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous tags, Cheryl!

haendi said...

Hmmm... I was going to say "that is so cool," but it's been done. Excellent design and great idea.

Nan said...

This is just wonderful. I'm looking forward to ssing the rest of the project!

johanna said...

your tag holder is absolutely adorable!!

Zuzu's Blog said...

this is gorgeous.. I can imagine it being a joy to unfold for anyone who handles it... really love the use of the text / book papers

Kristin said...

This is really something! I love the aged look of it, the wand and the little pockets - it's just FAB - you are really clever! Kristin xo

Glenda-TwoCoolTexans said...

Great idea, love it

stampdiva said...

Love your tag book. Lynne M

Diane said...

Wow, your piece is gorgeous - and such a clever idea - the recipient will be over the moon :-) Diane